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Royal Hospital Kilmainham
Dublin 8, D08 FW31, Ireland
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The critic, Niall MacMonagle, has written of Cristina Bunello’s work that it ‘is immediately recognisable for its subject matter. She almost always paints girls — girls heading towards adulthood. She’s known and admired too for her brilliantly fine and delicate technique and for something not quite pin-pointable. Her portraits are small, jewel-like, beautiful and they also have a strange, intriguing, unsettling quality. Bunello’s young girls are sophisticated. They wear elaborate clothes, sunglasses, headgear; they wear elaborate hairstyles, are sometimes blindfolded. In some you are presented with the back of their heads and in some, like this one, they look you straight in the eye. That gaze. You gaze back.’

Solo shows
2013 Of Innocence and Of Experience, Cross Gallery,
2010 Persona, Cross Gallery

Important Notice


We would like to advise our visitors that our Main Reception area is closed for renovation from 22 April until mid-June. A temporary reception is open on the ground floor next to the original main entrance. There are three exhibitions to visit  Hilary Heron: A Retrospective; Derry Film & Video Workshop and Self: Determination: Artists Commissions. IMMA’s shop, café and gardens are all open.